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Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)

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During the LPI at out office in Fort Lauderdale, a laser is used to make a small opening in the peripheral iris (the colored part of the eye). This changes the fluid dynamics in the eye and “opens” the angle. The small opening that is made in the peripheral iris allows fluid to drain more normally and also lowers the eye pressure.

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy is generally recommended for:

  • Patients with narrow angles, narrow angle glaucoma, or acute angle closure glaucoma.
  • It is generally considered to be a preventative, in that it helps reduce the risk of developing acute angle closure glaucoma.
  • It can also be used during an acute attack of angle closure glaucoma, along with other medications or procedures.


LPI is an outpatient procedure, taking only a few minutes with little or no discomfort. The risks are minimal and would be discussed on an individual basis.